The average Brit consumes 5,756 calories on the first day of their holiday
Many admit to losing all self-control when they see the words 'all-inclusive'
Thursday 21 August 2014
The average British holiday-goer consumes more than twice the recommended daily calorie intake on their first day alone.
A study from Cheapholidayland.com looked at the eating habits of British tourists on all-inclusive holidays and discovered that a typical Briton consumes 5,756 calories in the first twenty four hours. That would provide enough energy for two marathons - if they weren't wasted in front of the pool.
The typical tourist starts the day with a bowl of cereal with orange juice and tea or coffee. They chase this with an entire Full English, bringing breakfast to a shameful 1,117 calories.
After breakfast many head outside and buy some pre-noon alcoholic drinks, adding 240 calories as they sprawl in front of the pool. Often they will then opt for a cooked lunch.
At dinner many return to the buffet table three or four times. Researchers calculated that this meal alone accounted for over 2,000 calories, around the recommended intake for an entire day.
The study also confirms the stereotype of the boozy British tourist. On average they will consume a liver-crushing 1,418 calories of alcohol in the first day - a quarter of the total intake.
Many admit to losing all self-control when they see the words “all-inclusive”.
A spokesman for Cheapholidayland said “Often people will binge on the first day and then rein themselves back in for the remainder of the holiday.”
One of those surveyed explained, “Because I think it’s all free I just gorge myself stupid on everything from tea and coffee to gin and tonic.”
Another added, “I’m always bemused why I come back a stone heavier from all inclusive holidays, then I tot up everything I’ve eaten and the penny drops”.
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